Delay of adjuvant chemotherapy initiation following breast cancer surgery among elderly women

@article{Hershman2006DelayOA,
  title={Delay of adjuvant chemotherapy initiation following breast cancer surgery among elderly women},
  author={Dawn L. Hershman and Xiaoyan Wang and Russell B McBride and Judith S. Jacobson and Victor R. Grann and Alfred I. Neugut},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2006},
  volume={99},
  pages={313-321}
}
Delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with worse stage distribution at diagnosis and decreased survival. However, the occurrence of delay in the delivery of adjuvant therapy and its impact on prognosis is not well understood. To investigate the timeliness of initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery for breast cancer, we used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER)–Medicare database. Among women ≥ 65 years diagnosed between 1992 and 1999 with… CONTINUE READING

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